Period
to 9 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 9 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 50 85
Rank change year-on-year +14 +35 +100
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 7,330 7,606 6,344
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 6.37% 5.10% 3.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.92% 5.53% 3.88%
Number of salaries quoted 6,705 6,445 5,489
Median annual salary £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £38,750 £39,087 £38,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% -

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 105,988 137,424 163,586
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.04% 92.21% 92.31%
Number of salaries quoted 84,055 108,077 132,865
Median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £88,750 £85,000 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 9 April 2020.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 9 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 6,885 £65,000 - 948
London +10 4,346 £75,000 - 530
UK excluding London +17 2,873 £52,500 - 443
North of England +25 890 £50,000 - 121
South East +13 853 £57,500 +4.55% 134
Work from Home +10 622 £67,000 -7.59% 98
North West +31 551 £52,500 - 78
Midlands +33 346 £52,500 -4.55% 76
Yorkshire +12 294 £50,000 +5.26% 29
Scotland +13 277 £52,500 +5.00% 14
South West -18 248 £50,000 -9.09% 52
West Midlands +83 245 £53,500 -6.96% 35
East of England +44 191 £67,500 +22.73% 36
East Midlands -17 101 £50,000 -0.99% 41
Wales +1 59 £45,000 +12.50% 6
North East +9 45 £50,000 -20.00% 14
Northern Ireland -8 19 £47,500 - 5

For the 6 months to 9 April 2020, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,276 (58.34%) Agile Software Development
2 3,232 (44.09%) Java
3 2,915 (39.77%) AWS
4 2,569 (35.05%) JavaScript
5 2,357 (32.16%) Azure
6 2,335 (31.86%) .NET
7 2,282 (31.13%) C#
8 2,257 (30.79%) TDD
9 2,246 (30.64%) Docker
10 2,134 (29.11%) DevOps
11 1,989 (27.14%) Software Engineering
12 1,785 (24.35%) Kubernetes
13 1,657 (22.61%) React
14 1,630 (22.24%) Scrum
15 1,607 (21.92%) SQL
16 1,582 (21.58%) AngularJS
17 1,561 (21.30%) Node.js
18 1,541 (21.02%) Finance
19 1,409 (19.22%) Spring
20 1,366 (18.64%) .NET Core
21 1,206 (16.45%) BDD
22 1,175 (16.03%) Python
23 1,168 (15.93%) Git (software)
24 1,163 (15.87%) SQL Server
25 1,098 (14.98%) RESTful
26 1,052 (14.35%) NoSQL
27 1,008 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
28 1,002 (13.67%) Spring Boot
29 974 (13.29%) Web Services
30 961 (13.11%) ASP.NET

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 570 (7.78%) Elasticsearch
2 231 (3.15%) Confluence
3 190 (2.59%) Apache Spark
4 165 (2.25%) Apache
5 112 (1.53%) CMS
6 88 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 61 (0.83%) IIS
8 58 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 46 (0.63%) Umbraco
10 39 (0.53%) nginx
11 34 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 33 (0.45%) WordPress
13 31 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 27 (0.37%) WebSphere
15 20 (0.27%) JBoss
15 20 (0.27%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (0.26%) Apache Solr
16 19 (0.26%) DNN
16 19 (0.26%) SharePoint
17 18 (0.25%) EPiServer
Applications
1 13 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.16%) Chatbot
3 7 (0.095%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.068%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.014%) Gliffy
6 1 (0.014%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.014%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.014%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 43 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (0.27%) Magento
3 18 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
4 6 (0.082%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.082%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.041%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.041%) Tesseract
6 2 (0.027%) Eikon
6 2 (0.027%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.027%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.027%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.027%) SDL Web 8
6 2 (0.027%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.014%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.014%) FINCAD Analytics
7 1 (0.014%) OpenCart
7 1 (0.014%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.014%) Ripple
7 1 (0.014%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.014%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 2,915 (39.77%) AWS
2 2,357 (32.16%) Azure
3 688 (9.39%) GCP
4 512 (6.98%) Serverless
5 510 (6.96%) SaaS
6 276 (3.77%) GitHub
7 271 (3.70%) OpenShift
8 259 (3.53%) AWS Lambda
9 258 (3.52%) PaaS
10 162 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
11 143 (1.95%) IaaS
12 129 (1.76%) Amazon S3
13 121 (1.65%) Amazon ECS
14 105 (1.43%) Amazon SQS
15 98 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 96 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
17 55 (0.75%) Amazon EKS
18 46 (0.63%) Slack
19 44 (0.60%) AWS Fargate
20 43 (0.59%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 140 (1.91%) HTTP
2 124 (1.69%) Internet
3 48 (0.65%) Firewall
4 35 (0.48%) TCP/IP
4 35 (0.48%) VPN
5 34 (0.46%) DNS
6 19 (0.26%) SSL
7 12 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 12 (0.16%) ZigBee
8 10 (0.14%) DMZ
9 8 (0.11%) HTTPS
9 8 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 8 (0.11%) Wireless
10 7 (0.095%) Network Security
11 6 (0.082%) DHCP
11 6 (0.082%) FTP
11 6 (0.082%) LAN
12 5 (0.068%) DSL
12 5 (0.068%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.055%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,163 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 1,052 (14.35%) NoSQL
3 878 (11.98%) MongoDB
4 533 (7.27%) MySQL
5 466 (6.36%) PostgreSQL
6 391 (5.33%) Big Data
7 362 (4.94%) Relational Database
8 332 (4.53%) SQL Server 2019
9 269 (3.67%) Redis
10 217 (2.96%) Hadoop
11 184 (2.51%) Apache Cassandra
12 124 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 116 (1.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 115 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
15 109 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
16 93 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 83 (1.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 78 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
19 68 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
20 67 (0.91%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,168 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 815 (11.12%) Jenkins
3 423 (5.77%) JIRA
4 412 (5.62%) Maven
5 349 (4.76%) JUnit
6 253 (3.45%) Selenium
7 206 (2.81%) Octopus Deploy
8 189 (2.58%) Cucumber
9 178 (2.43%) TeamCity
10 147 (2.01%) GitLab
11 140 (1.91%) Bitbucket
12 127 (1.73%) Gradle
13 121 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 118 (1.61%) NUnit
15 109 (1.49%) Visual Studio
16 103 (1.41%) Artifactory
17 92 (1.26%) SonarQube
18 90 (1.23%) Subversion
19 79 (1.08%) Mockito
20 72 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1,541 (21.02%) Finance
2 590 (8.05%) Banking
3 350 (4.77%) Retail
4 314 (4.28%) Front Office
5 301 (4.11%) Games
6 203 (2.77%) Public Sector
7 149 (2.03%) Marketing
8 86 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 81 (1.11%) Law
10 69 (0.94%) Telecoms
11 66 (0.90%) Advertising
12 52 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 38 (0.52%) Back Office
14 37 (0.50%) Legal
15 33 (0.45%) Billing
16 30 (0.41%) Manufacturing
17 28 (0.38%) Automotive
18 22 (0.30%) Publishing
19 18 (0.25%) Retail Banking
20 16 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4,178 (57.00%) Developer
2 1,536 (20.95%) Java Developer
3 1,119 (15.27%) .NET Developer
4 1,092 (14.90%) Senior Developer
5 988 (13.48%) Software Engineer
6 636 (8.68%) C# Developer
7 594 (8.10%) Architect
8 473 (6.45%) Java Engineer
9 469 (6.40%) Senior Java Developer
10 415 (5.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 370 (5.05%) Software Developer
12 368 (5.02%) Java Software Engineer
13 345 (4.71%) Full Stack Developer
14 330 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
15 306 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
16 268 (3.66%) Solutions Architect
17 265 (3.62%) Lead Developer
18 246 (3.36%) AWS Developer
19 243 (3.32%) AWS Engineer
19 243 (3.32%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,335 (31.86%) .NET
2 1,657 (22.61%) React
3 1,582 (21.58%) AngularJS
4 1,561 (21.30%) Node.js
5 1,409 (19.22%) Spring
6 1,366 (18.64%) .NET Core
7 1,098 (14.98%) RESTful
8 1,002 (13.67%) Spring Boot
9 974 (13.29%) Web Services
10 961 (13.11%) ASP.NET
11 954 (13.02%) HTML
12 931 (12.70%) REST
13 905 (12.35%) CSS
14 742 (10.12%) ASP.NET Web API
15 683 (9.32%) .NET Framework
16 579 (7.90%) ASP.NET MVC
17 575 (7.84%) Kafka
18 558 (7.61%) Vue.js
19 475 (6.48%) Entity Framework
20 380 (5.18%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 869 (11.86%) Greenfield Project
2 323 (4.41%) Cloud Native
3 292 (3.98%) User Experience
4 242 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 238 (3.25%) Mobile App
6 221 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
6 221 (3.02%) Public Cloud
7 144 (1.96%) Algorithms
7 144 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
8 138 (1.88%) Blog
9 134 (1.83%) Fixed Income
10 133 (1.81%) Equities
11 129 (1.76%) Derivative
12 128 (1.75%) Hedge funds
13 111 (1.51%) Data Structures
14 86 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 81 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
16 64 (0.87%) Equity Derivative
16 64 (0.87%) iPad
17 55 (0.75%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 745 (10.16%) Linux
2 274 (3.74%) Windows
3 237 (3.23%) Unix
4 158 (2.16%) Android
5 137 (1.87%) Apple iOS
6 121 (1.65%) Mac OS X
7 58 (0.79%) CentOS
8 43 (0.59%) Windows Server
9 41 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (0.44%) Windows 10
11 19 (0.26%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.18%) Debian
13 9 (0.12%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.11%) CoreOS
15 5 (0.068%) Solaris
15 5 (0.068%) VMS
15 5 (0.068%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.055%) Windows Server 2008
17 3 (0.041%) Robot Operating System
17 3 (0.041%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,276 (58.34%) Agile Software Development
2 2,257 (30.79%) TDD
3 2,134 (29.11%) DevOps
4 1,989 (27.14%) Software Engineering
5 1,630 (22.24%) Scrum
6 1,206 (16.45%) BDD
7 1,008 (13.75%) Continuous Integration
8 924 (12.61%) MVC
9 908 (12.39%) Test Automation
10 741 (10.11%) Fintech
11 702 (9.58%) Mentoring
12 642 (8.76%) Kanban
13 627 (8.55%) Open Source
14 540 (7.37%) Problem-Solving
15 535 (7.30%) OO
16 533 (7.27%) E-Commerce
17 524 (7.15%) SOA
18 490 (6.68%) Machine Learning
19 441 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
20 426 (5.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3,232 (44.09%) Java
2 2,569 (35.05%) JavaScript
3 2,282 (31.13%) C#
4 1,607 (21.92%) SQL
5 1,175 (16.03%) Python
6 835 (11.39%) Java 8
7 761 (10.38%) TypeScript
8 414 (5.65%) Scala
9 370 (5.05%) PHP
10 332 (4.53%) Go
11 326 (4.45%) Ruby
12 270 (3.68%) Kotlin
13 210 (2.86%) C++
14 179 (2.44%) Bash Shell
15 162 (2.21%) R
16 152 (2.07%) F#
17 118 (1.61%) ES6
17 118 (1.61%) PowerShell
18 108 (1.47%) T-SQL
19 65 (0.89%) C
Qualifications
1 468 (6.38%) Degree
2 213 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
3 80 (1.09%) Security Cleared
4 61 (0.83%) SC Cleared
5 57 (0.78%) AWS Certification
6 34 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
7 24 (0.33%) DV Cleared
7 24 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 22 (0.30%) RHCE
9 15 (0.20%) PhD
10 13 (0.18%) ISEB
11 12 (0.16%) Oracle Certification
12 11 (0.15%) Master's Degree
13 10 (0.14%) CISSP
14 9 (0.12%) Numerate Degree
15 8 (0.11%) SANS
16 7 (0.095%) MBA
16 7 (0.095%) OCP
16 7 (0.095%) PMI Certification
17 6 (0.082%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 410 (5.59%) QA
2 23 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 21 (0.29%) GDPR
4 20 (0.27%) NIST
5 19 (0.26%) PCI DSS
6 17 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 11 (0.15%) COBIT
8 10 (0.14%) SLA
9 7 (0.095%) NCSC
10 6 (0.082%) PMO
11 4 (0.055%) NIST 800
12 3 (0.041%) ISO 13485
12 3 (0.041%) PSD2
13 2 (0.027%) HL7
13 2 (0.027%) RMADS
13 2 (0.027%) Solvency II
14 1 (0.014%) HIPAA
14 1 (0.014%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.014%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 1 (0.014%) WCAG
System Software
1 2,246 (30.64%) Docker
2 36 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 28 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 26 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (0.22%) Postfix
6 16 (0.22%) vSphere
7 13 (0.18%) HDFS
8 9 (0.12%) Hyper-V
9 6 (0.082%) Varnish
10 5 (0.068%) Apache Flume
10 5 (0.068%) LXC
10 5 (0.068%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.055%) GPFS
11 4 (0.055%) Lustre
11 4 (0.055%) OpenAM
11 4 (0.055%) OpenDJ
11 4 (0.055%) OpenIDM
11 4 (0.055%) Slurm Workload Manager
11 4 (0.055%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1,785 (24.35%) Kubernetes
2 496 (6.77%) Terraform
3 362 (4.94%) Ansible
4 217 (2.96%) Puppet
5 145 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
6 76 (1.04%) Grafana
7 72 (0.98%) Prometheus
8 62 (0.85%) Mesos
9 60 (0.82%) Docker Swarm
10 52 (0.71%) Marathon
11 47 (0.64%) Kibana
12 43 (0.59%) Istio
13 40 (0.55%) Consul
14 39 (0.53%) Packer
15 34 (0.46%) Graphite
16 30 (0.41%) Rancher
17 27 (0.37%) Salt
18 21 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
19 14 (0.19%) logstash
20 11 (0.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 681 (9.29%) Microsoft
2 376 (5.13%) Oracle
3 366 (4.99%) Google
4 87 (1.19%) Red Hat
5 83 (1.13%) SAP
6 79 (1.08%) WorldPay
7 74 (1.01%) FIS
8 72 (0.98%) IBM
9 68 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
10 57 (0.78%) Atlassian
11 45 (0.61%) Adobe
11 45 (0.61%) MuleSoft
12 42 (0.57%) Xamarin
13 38 (0.52%) Facebook
14 37 (0.50%) Splunk
15 34 (0.46%) Sybase
16 33 (0.45%) VMware
17 32 (0.44%) Dell
18 28 (0.38%) New Relic
19 25 (0.34%) AppDynamics